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Rob Murray

Rob Murray

Head Coach/Director of Hockey Operations
Murray signed with the Oilers in June 2017, after spending the previous six seasons with the ECHL’s Alaska Aces. The Toronto native has a long history of success as a player and coach. During his tenure in Anchorage, Murray led Alaska to three consecutive Brabham Cups with the best regular season record in the ECHL from 2011-12 to 2013-14. The Aces captured the Kelly Cup that third season. Murray brought Tulsa it’s first division title since 1975-1976 in 2019, winning the regular and postseason Mountain Division titles before reaching game seven of the Western Conference Finals. The 55-year-old began his coaching career in 2003 as Assistant for the AHL’s Providence Bruins, where he stayed in that role for five seasons. Murray was promoted to Head Coach in Providence in 2008, and spent the next three seasons there before heading to Alaska to coach the Aces. In total, the Toronto, ON native has coached more than 1000 games. Murray was drafted in the third round by the Washington Capitals at the 1985 NHL Entry Draft, and enjoyed a 16-year playing career. He played in over 1,000 AHL games throughout his career, and dressed in over 100 NHL games split between the Capitals, Winnipeg Jets and Phoenix Coyotes. In January 2017, Murray was inducted into the American Hockey League’s Hall of Fame.
Scott Dutertre

Scott Dutertre

Assistant Coach
Scott joined the Oilers ahead of the 2021-22 season, serving as an Assistant Coach with the Swift Current Broncos of the Western Hockey League over the previous three seasons. Prior to his time in the WHL, Dutertre worked as an Assistant Coach with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies Men’s and Women’s programs respectively, reaching the national championships four times. Since 1998, Scott has worked on the player development side as a Skating and Skills Coach working with over 1500 professional, college and junior players. In addition, he has had the opportunity to develop countless players and coaches from around the world. His international experience includes working as a National Skating and Skills Coach and Coach Mentor for Ice Hockey Australia and training players from Team China Men’s and Team Canada Women’s Olympic teams.
Steve Lintern

Steve Lintern

Athletic Trainer
Steve is in his ninth year as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Oilers, through the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences. He has volunteered at the Dallas Stars Development Camp and worked at the Winnipeg Jets Preseason Camp during his stint in pro hockey. Steve previously worked for Advanced Orthopedic Specialists in Fayetteville, Arkansas as the Head Athletic Trainer for all Club Sports at the University of Arkansas, while also working in different capacities for the Razorbacks football team from 2010-14. He interned with the Cleveland Browns in 2008-09, and returned in 2012 as a Seasonal Intern Athletic Trainer. He has also worked with multiple Top-10 American Marathoners, Olympic Runners, World Class Triathletes, professional boxers, professional basketball players and All-American Swimmers in a private capacity. Steve double-majored in Athletic Training and Exercise Science in 2010 at Mount Union College, where he played football and was part of two National Championships. He completed his Masters Degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science at the University of Arkansas in 2011. Steve and his wife Anna are both Ironman Triathletes and currently live in Tulsa with their four-year-old son Lukas, one-year-old daughter Rosie and Australian Heeler, Rinny.

Chris Mayes

Equipment Manager

Chris joined the Oilers in December 2023, coming from the Oilers' AHL affiliate, the San Diego Gulls, where he served as an assistant equipment manager. 

Chris is a California native, Army veteran, husband and father of two. 

Andrew "Tuna" LaValley

Andrew "Tuna" LaValley

Assistant Equipment Manager

Tuna joined the Oilers as an assistant during the 2020-21 Oilers season while also serving as an assistant with the Tulsa Drillers baseball team — the 'AA' affiliate for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Tuna is the head equipment manager for the Tulsa Oilers Football Team, prizing the inaugural role in 2022. 


Mike Daniels

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Michael Daniels, also known as Mike, is in his first year as the assistant athletic trainer for the Oilers hockey Team. In this role, Mike assists in all aspects of  sports medicine coverage for the team; including injury prevention, immediate care for injuries, injury rehabilitation, and maintaining the health of Oilers athletes. Mike is overseen and supported by the physicians of the Oklahoma State University Medical network in Tulsa. 


Mike completed both his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Oklahoma State University, earning his Master’s of Athletic Training in 2022 from Oklahoma State University– Center for Health Sciences. 


In the hockey offseason, Mike serves as the head athletic trainer for the Tulsa Oilers indoor football team. Mike has previously gained his experience as a certified athletic trainer in NCAA D1 and professional football. Prior to his time in Tulsa, Mike was a member of the football athletic training staff at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas during the 2022 season. He was also responsible for coverage of the men’s & women’s tennis teams at SMU. In addition, Mike spent the summer with the Dallas Cowboys working within their athletic training department. 


Mike holds a certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a performance enchantment specialist. Additionally, Mike is a HawkGrips practitioner and certified in dry needling through the Institute for Athlete Regeneration. 


Mike is originally from Dallas, Texas and will marry to his beautiful fiancé, Maddi, in 2024. 

Sean Barger

Sean Barger

Performance Coach
Sean Barger is originally from Tulsa and has been with the Tulsa Oilers for four years. Sean began his training career nearly a decade ago while still attending school, accumulating more than 30 certifications over the years to be as diverse as possible from NASM, NSCA, ISSA, NFPT, PRI, FRC, RPR, FMS and CPR/AED. In 2019, Sean helped open Sports Performance Institute of Tulsa, where he currently works training athletes and helping direct the sport performances entity. With over 20,000 hours of training, he has experience working with Olympic athletes, professional, college, high school and middle school athletes in a wide variety of sports.
Chelsea Joslin

Chelsea Joslin

Team Mental Health Clinician

Chelsea Joslin, a native Tulsan, has over 12 years of experience in the mental health field. Prior to her
mental health career, Chelsea was a collegiate athlete and coach with international competition
experience. She was honored and awarded as an All-Stater, State Champion, several NCAA Division III
athletic honors, and a professional tryout invitation. Her background allows Chelsea to bring a unique skill set to her
mental health work with high school, college, and professional athletes. An employee at RiO Counseling
and Neurofit, she specializes in treating anxiety, while improving coping skills and mental performance.
Chelsea provides her clients with traditional counseling modalities, neurofeedback training, and
infraslow frequency training. Chelsea is recognized in the State of Oklahoma as a Licensed Professional
Counselor (LPC), a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor (LADC), and is also a Nationally Certified
Counselor (NCC). This is Chelsea’s first year with the Tulsa Oilers; providing the team with resources
that are unique to minor league hockey.